What is acupuncture

Acupuncture needles

Acupuncture is a holistic approach to health based on more than 2,000 years of development and refinements in the Far East. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependant on the body’s motivating energy – known as Qi (Chee) – moving in a smooth and balanced way. Any trauma to mind, body or spirit can cause the flow of energy to become impeded, leading to discomfort and illness.

From a western medical point of view acupuncture acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system.

By inserting fine needles at specific points on the body, the body’s own healing response can be stimulated to restore and maintain health.

Acupuncture can benefit a wide spectrum of acute and chronic illnesses as well as playing an important role in the prevention of illness.

Many people come with a specific symptom or condition but the effect of good acupuncture is to do more than alleviate symptoms. Treatment will focus on the individual patient rather than the disease.

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What my patients say

"Ian has been my acupuncturist for a number of years. Initially the visit was to calm down severe eczema on my hands. It took a while but this long standing problem is now under control and the build up of scar tissue which prevented my fingers from even bending at my first consultation, a long distant memory. I have benefited from Ian's care and skill for other problems which include joint pain, following injuries to elbow and knee and general wear and tear around the neck joints. Acupuncture has also helped me to cope with challenging personal difficulties in my life as it calms your state of mind."

Anne - Henley